We’re all shaping local services – from the people who live and work in Greater Manchester, to the many local organisations involved in health and social care here.
Let's talk about suicide so we can prevent it
We're developing a Greater Manchester suicide prevention campaign which we'll launch in April.
Before that though, we want to understand what the region thinks about suicide so we can develop a campaign that encourages people to talk about this sensitive subject.
To help shape the campaign we’ve developed a short survey which we’d like you to take part in.
The survey is open until Monday 11 March. All responses will be treated confidentially and anonymously.
We realise this is a difficult topic – so if you don’t want to take part or at any point you don’t feel you can continue, we understand – you do not have to answer any questions that you don’t want to.
If you feel you would like to speak with someone at any time, please contact Samaritans 24 hours a day on 116 123 or by visiting their website.
The Big Alcohol Conversation
The Big Alcohol Conversation is a major new initiative exploring alcohol-related harm across the city region.
It’s your chance to share your view on the impact alcohol has on our communities and neighbourhoods as well as the ways you think the problems associated with alcohol should be tackled.
The conversation is running until the end of February 2019. For more information or to get involved visit www.thebigalcoholconversation.org
Views gathered during the Big Alcohol Conversation will contribute to Greater Manchester’s ‘Ambition for Alcohol’, a high-level plan of action for tackling alcohol-related harm across the city region due to published during 2019.
Greater Manchester Health and Care Engagement Framework
This Greater Manchester Health and Care Engagement Framework builds on years of partnership working in Greater Manchester, involving both fully established and more recently formed groups and networks following devolution in 2016.
It describes the health and care collective approach to engagement and consultation, not only to meet our statutory duties and responsibilities to involve, engage and consult public, patients and carers, but our commitment to do things differently to improve the health and wellbeing of our population.
It is aimed at Greater Manchester health and care colleagues involved in continual and statutory engagement and consultation, service and operational redesign.
We launched our History Makers Consultation in February 2018, backed by Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham. More than 7,500 people contributed their views on smoking, which kills 4,500 people in Greater Manchester every year.
The History Makers consultation results reveal:
· 78.1% want to extend smokefree outdoor spaces, with most ‘strongly’ agreeing (51.5% of smokers agree)
· 81.8% want smokefree hospital grounds and 79% want any building entrance and exit to be smokefree
· 83% agree that people who smoke should be supported to quit and warned about the dangers of smoking
· 80.7% agree that tobacco should be licensed (69% of smokers)
You can view the full results here.
A healthier Stockport
Following an independent consultation, the Together Stockport programme is finding new ways of improving care in the borough.
The programme brings together the NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (mental health services), Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust (Stepping Hill hospital and community health services) and Viaduct Care (a federation representing all Stockport GPs).
The consultation involved more than 500 residents and a wide range of local organisations representing almost 40,000 people, who provided feedback on different aspects of health and social care.
Our Taking Charge Together health survey asked the people of Greater Manchester some important questions.
Why aren’t we, as a region, living the healthier lifestyles we know we could? What’s stopping us? What can be done about it?